Recent and upcoming presentations from the SPRINT team

Recruitment: We are looking for a lab manager to work with us on our SPRINT project.

For more information and how to apply please see this page.

SPRINT NEWS, October 2020: The SPRINT team is now based at Radboud University.

SPRINT NEWS, July 2020: SPRINT is in the process of moving to Radboud University where Amalia is now based.

SPRINT NEWS, June 2020: SPRINT now has its own OSF and RG pages. Check them out and follow us: OSF, RG.

Cong has won the Summer Vacation Research Prize 2020, a competition held by the University of Kent. She will receive funding for her project titled 'Where does the beat fall? Speech-beat alignment in singing'. Congratulations Cong!


Katie will present a talk at the Institut für Linguistik, University of Cologne on 21/01/2020, based on findings from her PhD researcher. The talk is titled "Aspects of prosody in Djambarrpuyŋu" and focuses on her analysis of Djambarrpuyŋu intonation.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the events below have been postponed, cancelled or moved online. We are updating this page as new information emerges. 


SPRINT members are presenting their work at BAAP 2020; Amalia's paper (with Mary Baltazani and Stella Gryllia) is titled "Tunes and meaning compositionality in intonation"; Katie's paper is titled "Intonational marking of focus and topic in Djambarrpuyŋu"   BAAP HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Amalia is giving a talk at the Cambridge University Linguistic Society on 23 April 2020, titled "Intonational Phonology in the light of cross-linguistic evidence". WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN AUTUMN 2020

Conference presentation at 24th ISTAL on "Meaning compositionality in intonation"; Amalia Arvaniti (with Stella Gryllia and Mary Baltazani) ISTAL HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 2020

Invited talk at Speech Prosody 2020 Satellite Workshop on "Representations in Intonational Phonology: How different is Intonational Phonology, and from what?". Amalia's talk is titled "Intonational phonology in the light of cross-linguistic evidence" WORKSHOP WILL BE RESCHEDULED


Conference presentation at Laboratory Phonology on "Decomposing intonational meaning: tonal and segmental contributions"; Amalia Arvaniti (with Stella Gryllia and Mary Baltazani)  CANCELLED

Amalia is also a co-organizer of a LabPhon satellite event titled Forms and representations in phonology: in honour of Bob Ladd WORKSHOP WILL NOW TAKE PLACE AS A PaPE SATELLITE (JUNE 3, 2020, BARCELONA)



SPRINT members presented a poster at the special session "Remote Testing for Auditory and Speech Research" of the 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America.  

Abstract title: Speech data collection at a distance: Comparing the reliability of acoustic cues across homemade recordings
Date & Session time: 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM EST, December 10, 2020
Session title: 4aPPc, Remote Testing for Auditory and Speech Research II (Poster Session)
Abstract code: 4aPPc8

Cong presented a pre-recorded video lecture at the 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (with undergraduate research intern Charlotte Slocombe).

Abstract title: Where does the beat fall? Speech-beat alignment in Mandarin and English singing
Date & Session time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM, December 10, 2020
Session title: 4aMUa. General Topics in Musical Acoustics IV
Abstract code: 4aMUa2

Amalia gave an invited talk, titled "The phonetics and phonology of intonation in the light of cross-linguistic evidence" at the GLOW Workshop on "Prosody in Speech Signal, Perception, and Gestures" organized by Marzena Zygis and Stefanie Jannedy (ZAS Berlin)  The invited talk is available at

Conference presentation at Speech Prosody 2020 on "Linguistic experience and rhythm perception"; Amalia Arvaniti (with Sumio Kobayashi as first author) IS AVAILABLE IN THE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Conference presentation at Speech Prosody 2020 on "The contribution of pitch accents and boundary tones to intonation meaning"; Amalia Arvaniti (with Stella Gryllia and Mary Baltazani) IS AVAILABLE ONLINE

Conference presentation at Speech Prosody 2020 on "Segment duration and proportion in Mandarin singing"; Cong Zhang (with Xinrong Wang) IS AVAILABLE ONLINE

Amalia Arvaniti gave a talk at the General Linguistics Seminar, Oxford on 10th February 2020, titled "Intonational phonology in the light of crosslinguistic evidence of variability"

Amalia in Oxford (photo credit Cong Zhang)



SPRINT is the acronym of grant ERC-ADG-835263 titled "Speech Prosody in Interaction: The form and function of intonation in human communication". SPRINT is a 5-year (2019-2024) €2,481,196 research program funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Amalia Arvaniti is the Principal Investigator. SPRINT is based at Radboud University.


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